The simple version The more complex version Test your knowledge A patient is admitted with a neck of femur fracture. The patient has flagged on the hospital system as being colonised with MRSA. A total hip replacement has been undertaken. What is MRSA? What is it resistant to and what is the mechanism? Oops! This section is restricted to members. Your orthopaedic consultant wants to give post-operative prophylaxis with an antibiotic that is effective against MRSA. Name three antibiotics with activity against MRSA. Oops! This section is restricted to members. The patient recovers from surgery but 1 week later develops a severe hospital-acquired pneumonia. What are the common bacteria to cause this and which antibiotic would you prescribe? Oops! This section is restricted to members.